Discover the vibrant city of Dapaong, also known as Dapaongo or Dapango, located in the northern region of Togo. With a population of 58,071 according to the 2010 Census, Dapaong is the prefecture seat of Tône in the Savanes Region and serves as its capital. The city is situated 638 km north of Togo’s capital Lomé, close to the border with Burkina Faso.

One of the city’s main attractions is its bustling market where you’ll find a wide range of goods such as fabrics, millet, and sheep. Dapaong’s strategic location makes it an important trade hub for West Africa, facilitating the transit of goods to Burkina Faso, Benin, and Niger. The city’s thriving economy is centered around the market, craft manufacturing, trade, livestock, and agriculture. Cotton, millet, corn, tomato, and jatropha are some of the crops cultivated, with tomato cultivation intensifying since the 2000s. The city exports a significant amount of its tomato production to Lomé.

While Dapaong is supplied with electricity from the Akosombo Dam, access to safe water and sanitation remains a major challenge for the city. The local authorities are working to address these issues to improve public health.

Education is highly valued in Dapaong, and the city is home to several public schools, including the High School, Nassablé. The government of Togo supports students by providing them with computer access.

Dapaong’s population is predominantly made up of the Moba, Gourma, Mossi, and Fulani ethnic groups. The city is also home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dapaong.

Notable people from Dapaong include Djené Dakonam, a professional footballer, and Adamou Kampatib Kankpe-Kombath, a former Togolese Parliament member and UNESCO Permanent Secretary.

Don’t miss out on visiting Foadam Dapaong and experiencing the unique culture and rich history of this bustling city.

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